No More Pictures Layout

Hey everyone!! I feel like a chicken with its head cut off these days! We are two weeks away from moving to our new condo and I can’t find anything!! LOL I have packed and packed and everything is just so out of order.
Today was Tuesday Tips and Tricks over at the iCopic blog and so I have a mini lesson to share with you! This lesson is all about coloring on patterned paper with your Copics!

Copics are great for coloring over patterned papers because they are semi-opaque which means that they don’t cover up another surface completely and the color beneath shows through (when I think of opaque, I think of acrylic paint, super thick and it will cover anything up completely).

This semi-opaque quality comes in handy when you are mixing colors, for example, coloring balloons or something translucent.

But it also comes in handy if you want to color on your patterned paper.

For this project, I added some Copic coloring to stamped images that I stamped directly onto some patterned paper.

I created cute little pinwheels at the bottom of my scrapbook layout using the new Lawn Fawn stamp set called Cruising Through Life. This is a silly photo of my sweet husband.


With the lightest pinwheels (colored in with Copics B00 and B01) you can see the patterned paper behind them. With the darker pinwheel (colored in with Copics B37 and B39) you can’t hardly see anything behind it. The darker your color is, the less you will be able to see behind it.

For the center of all the pinwheels I used Copic YR09, and for the sticks, I used E97

Other Layout Details:

  • The patterned paper and cardstock sticker elements are from the Echo Park Walk in the Park kit.
  • The alphabet letters are chipboard polka dot glitter Thickers from American Crafts (and available in my online store!). I used the colors Robin’s Egg and Peacock.
  • I matted my hubby’s photo onto some Chocolate Chip cardstock (from Stampin’ UP) and then did some faux stitching around the edges and the photo with my Signo White Gel Pen.

That’s all I have for y’all today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Design Team Wednesday! So pull out some patterned paper and experiment to see what you can come up with. I am sure you can come up with something really great!

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